• Price: £9.99 / €12.90
  • Country of Origin: Italy / UK
  • Discover/Buy: sirenejournal.com
  • Best Feature: The interview with English author and documentary filmmaker Philip Hoare proves an inspiring read: "I have never felt so inept as when I was in the water with whales. Yet I have never felt so safe, either. They are utterly connected to one another, as a gigantic community."

What's it all About?

Sirene is "a new magazine tailored for those people who feel close to the sea even when they are far away from it," with the first edition (one in Italian and one in English) funded through Kickstarter (proof of concept, if you will). It boasts "Large recycled paper pages, rough and porous as only salt water stains can be, large white spaces, pure as a sea horizon, and page-turner stories that will put you on the same wavelength with a surging community looking at the oceans as the intersection of the planet's destinies."

It features stunning photography, mixed with passionate musings on everything from working boats in the West Indies to two guys (the "gauchos del mar") surfing, and hanging out with Rockhopper Penguins in Patagonia. All of which plug into the idea surrounding our deep-rooted connection to the sea.

Appealing to a specific audience is one thing - and certainly not an easy task to undertake - but if you want to create something truly special, you need to draw in people from outside of that circle. That's done with enthusiasm for your chosen subject, and a sense of clarity. Sirene have mastered that combination with their debut issue.

Sirene's end goal is "to spread and develop along the Mediterranean coast and the dry lands in the Pacific area until it reaches its readers wherever they are in the world," and If the first issue is anything to go by, we're happy to jump on board.

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One

Sirene, Issue One